As I am noticing more and more signs of ageing, anti-ageing skincare has become very important to me. I've always considered vitamin A, or retinol, to be a key active ingredient to address various skin concerns. I did try prescription product Retin-A, but I hated how it made my skin itchy and flaky. Something I had not experienced before to that degree, I've only had to deal with the opposite problem, oily skin. I always considered this to be a terrible concern to try and combat, but seriously, dry, itchy, flaky skin really is the pits!
Anyway, my hunt for a retinol based product that my skin was less likely to react to, brought me to a product from French brand, Avibon.
The product comes in a medicinal type 30g tube. The consistency is thick, I mean really thick, yes like vaseline. The scent is masked by a rose type fragrance, yet I can still smell that distinct petroleum based scent, which I find somewhat off-putting, to be honest.
Anyway, not one to throw a product away without trying, I still applied it. Only the tiniest bit is needed. I made the mistake of trying to apply a small dollop, and it took forever to absorb into my skin. I hated the sticky feel. I discovered the best way to apply this night pommade, was to warm a little bit, by rubbing between my palms. It's easier to add a little more if needed.
Would I repurchase? No. Unfortunately, my skin became congested after a few days use, and to be honest, I didn't feel comfortable using these ingredients on my skin. It's weird because I had read so many glowing reviews, including those with acne prone skin. Oh well, it looks like I will be looking for another retinol based product, making sure I know the ingredients list in advance!